Karmathian

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Karmathian

an adherent of a heretical 9th-century Muslim sect that considers the Koran as mere allegory and is opposed to prayer, fasting, and revelation.
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Once inside Mecca's walls the Qarmatians massacred the pilgrims, taunting them with verses of the Qur'an.
We are trying to work out how it relates to what historical sources tell us about the changes in the area over time, whether it was linked to the Abbasids or to the Qarmatians or if it was an autonomous Bahraini controlled area.
The city was abandoned in the 10th century following the changes that saw the decline of the Abbasid caliphate, notably the revolt of the Qarmatians.
When the Qarmatians attacked Kufah in 924 he left with the raiders and lived in the desert with them, learning their dialect of Arabic which, according to the prevailing view of the time, was supposedly closer to classical Arabic.
The first time they were prevented to come was in the era of Quraish infidels and the second time were during the Qarmatians time and unfortunately the third time were in the time of Hamas.
subset]]wa brought on by the future al-Mahdi's announcement in 286/899 of his intent to proclaim his imamate publicly, and of the subsequent splintering of the Ismailis into opposi ng groups, Qarmatians and Fatimids.
In the original program of this meeting, I was to talk on the Qarmatians while the Isma'ilis had been allotted to another speaker; but as that speaker was prevented from coming, Isma'ilism was dropped from the program, leaving me to deal with the Qarmatians in isolation.
When the Muslim Qarmatians (a subsect of the Shi`ite Isma`ilites) sacked Kufah in 924, he joined them and lived among the Bedouin.